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Thursday, 3 May 2018

Evening Walk - Brockwell Park (Herne Hill Circular) [New Walk]

Length: 3.8 km (2.4 mi)
Ascent: 70m
Net Walking Time: 1 hour

Meet at Herne Hill station (Railton Road side) at 19.05.
From Central London, either take the 18.45 Orpington train from Victoria  (18.52 Brixton), arriving Herne Hill at 18.54, or the Thameslink service to Sutton (18.40 St. Pancras via stations to Blackfriars (18.50) then Elephant & Castle and Loughborough Junction), arriving 19.01.
From Outer London: either take the 18.24 train from Orpington (arrives 18.53) or the 18.38 from Sutton (arrives 19.01).
Return trains: 4 per hour in every direction.

This is a short meandering route through a small but well-kept urban park in Southeast London on raised ground within the valleys shaped by one of London’s Hidden Rivers, The Effra, and a couple of its tributaries. Created from the purchase of the existing private gardens of the Brockwell Hall estate and some smaller neighbouring properties, it is noted for its 19th century layout as a gracious public park, a clocktower, water garden, and walled garden, as much as for the Art Deco Brockwell Lido. Brockwell Hall has served as a cafĂ© since the opening of the park in 1892 (but will be shut for the day).

For walk directions, map, height profile, and gpx/kml files click here.

Tea: Bullfinch Brewery Tap Room  Rosendale Road, SE24 9EH. Open to 22.00 hours.
Plus plenty of options near the station, see the walk directions for details. T=short.39


Paul A said...

The train from Victoria is at 18.45.

Thomas G said...

a case of fat fingers, I suppose...18.45/18.54. post corrected

Stargazer said...

2 enjoyed some pre-walk hydration at a local tap room then joined 2 more, making a total of n=4 for a relaxing stroll through Brockwell Park on a w=warm-almost-summer-evening. After the walk, the group split with some dining and others heading home.